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14 June 2016 02:33 PM

‘El Celler de Can Roca’ ranked world’s second-best restaurant, down from first place in 2015

Girona’s ‘El Celler de Can Roca’ is considered the world’s second-best restaurant by ‘Restaurant’ magazine. Thus, the establishment run by the three Roca brothers has ceded its crown, which it obtained in...

A group of tourists attending the program ‘From Bark to Bottle' (by ACN)

13 June 2016 06:54 PM

‘From Bark to Bottle’: First tourism program around the culture of cork

This Monday, the first American tourist group of the ‘From Bark to Bottle’ program arrived in Catalonia. About ten people saw the extraction of cork from a tree in the north-eastern Catalan region of Baix Empordà.  The...

Image of the Gulf of Roses, the most northeastern bay on the Catalan coast (by ACN)

07 June 2016 05:23 PM

Beaches and ports in Catalonia receive 122 Blue Flag distinctions

The quality of Catalan beaches and ports has increased. This year the International Jury awarded Catalonia 9 more flags than last year and the area now has 98 distinctions for beaches and 24 for ports. The province with...

06 June 2016 06:44 PM

Barcelona’s port welcomes the largest cruise ship in the world

The largest cruise ship in the whole world, the ‘Harmony of the Seas’, has set sail in the Mediterranean from the Port of Barcelona. Indeed, the Royal Caribbean cruise company has selected the Catalan capital as the base for its...

Man about to repair a clock (by ACN)

03 June 2016 07:29 PM

Catalonia is working on timetable reform

The Timetable Reform Initiative is a Catalan organisation created to achieve more reasonable working hours and greater reconciliation between work and family. Last year, a Catalan...

A hotel terrace in Barcelona, overviewing the city (by ACN)

03 June 2016 03:47 PM

Enjoying Barcelona from the rooftop

Barcelona Hotel Terrace Week begins this Friday, inviting Barcelona residents to the signature opening weeks of summer. In this week-long event, a record-breaking 66 roof terraces will open their doors for free, offering a total of...

'Disfrutar' chefs Mateu Casañas, Oriol castro i Eduard Xatruch (by ACN)

24 May 2016 07:29 PM

Barcelona’s restaurant Disfrutar awarded Best New European Restaurant 2016

‘Disfrutar’ restaurant in Barcelona has been awarded Best New European Restaurant 2016 in the prestigious Opinionated About Dining (OAD) rankings. The restaurant has also made a breakthrough appearance in the Best European...

12 May 2016 01:16 PM

Girona celebrates ‘Temps de Flors’, Catalonia’s most important flower exhibition

Thousands of people are expected to visit the 61st edition of Girona’s ‘Temps de Flors’, which sees the exhibition of a wide range of flower artwork featuring different spots of this medieval city located 80...

09 May 2016 08:45 PM

34th Barcelona International Comic Fair closed successfully last Sunday with a record 118,000 visitors

A record 118,000 visitors attended Barcelona International Comic Fair, 5,000 more than in 2015. One of the main attractions of this edition was he 80th anniversary of Spanish comic book artist Francisco Ibáñez, who...

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